For every logistics challenge you face, our consultants are here to help.
Logistics consultancy and management is concerned with the mechanics of managing the physical flow of material within the supply chain, and creating value from that flow. The value comes from the three critical requirements of ensuring that material is at the right place, at the right time and in the right quantity – using the most cost effective methods.
The number of variables and constraints in any logistics network makes planning a challenging task. Transport operations are especially complex, with constraints on delivery times, vehicles types and product compatibility, as well as customer facing issues. Logistics typically represents a large proportion of business operating expenditure and consequently optimisation of logistics networks can leverage significant savings.
How our team can help your business
Do you need help managing the flow of material within your supply chain to create value? As logistics experts with consultancy and operational experience, we can help. Using a highly analytical and pragmatic approach, we can help you find the most cost effective method to ensure your material is at the right place, at the right time and in the right quantity. We will provide clear and logical solutions which recognise real world constraints, ensure rapid implementation and engage stakeholders.
The areas of logistics consultancy and management we can help with include:
Are you looking to reduce or increase your network footprint? Do you need to know how many warehouses you need, where they should be located, how big they should be?
Do you also need to determine what resource you will require, what types of vehicles will suit your demand profile and what vehicle routes will need to be deployed?
These are all questions we can answer for you through logistics network design using optimisation software and linear programming techniques, along with practical experience.
There are a host of third party logistics providers offering traditional warehousing and transportation services, but also extended services covering in-plant logistics, contract manufacturing and assembly and packing services.
Managing a logistics tender is unlike many other areas of procurement. You are buying a service, not a commodity, and the service offered will depend on how well you and the 3PL have assessed your operational requirements and throughputs.
We are experts at profiling operational requirements and leading logistics outsourcing initiatives.
Transportation often accounts for up to 70% of logistics spend. Optimisation of routes and fleet profile can be a significant lever to reduce cost.
The aim of all vehicle fleet operations is to minimise route time and distance whilst maintaining the right service levels. We can provide expert support in not only route optimisation, but also fleet profiling, location analysis and cost to serve assessment.
Tendering logistics operations is not a typical procurement exercise – it is a first step in developing a long-term relationship with a 3rdparty logistics provider.
The tender management process needs to accurately reflect not only the operational profile of the requirement, but also the aspiration and strategic direction of your company.
As well as reflecting the operational profile and direction of your business, a logistics tender needs to be put to the market in an open and engaging manner, and the tender needs to be managed by a team with extensive knowledge of the market and supplier capabilities.
Our logistics consultants have worked extensively in both tendering logistics opportunities and designing solutions in response to logistics tenders.
There is rapid growth in the 3rd party logistics market and an increasing need for 3PL providers to deliver solutions that are not only optimised for cost, but also optimised for agility. All of our logistics consultants have a career background in the 3PL sector and we can draw on that experience, along with our consultancy experience of tendering logistics operations, to design market leading 3PL solutions.
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We also offer a host of services and expertise within the wider remit of supply chain management. From inventory optimisation through to full design and implementation of S&OP.
Read more in our supply chain consultancy section.
If you’re looking for specific warehousing expertise, then we’re here to help. From optimising layouts in an existing facility through to complete design of new distribution centres.
Read more in our warehouse consultancy section.